Midtown Community Court
|Phone||General Info: (646) 264-1300|
|Mailing Address||Midtown Community Court
314 West 54th Street., New York, NY 10019
|Street Address||314 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019|
This innovative court specializes in quality-of-life offenses, including prostitution, illegal vending, graffiti/vandalism, shoplifting, and farebeating. Some critics feel that many so-called quality-of-life offenses are exaggerated in their effect to support wasting money on courts like this. Supporters of course disagree.
|About the area||
Manhattan is one of the 5 boroughs of NYC, and is the heart of NYC and hub of cultural, social, and economic activity. It is actually an island surrounded by the Hudson River, Harlem River and the East River and is named from the Manhattes, the Native American tribe who sold the island to the Dutch in 1626 for roughly $24 in goods. The city was called New Amsterdam by the Dutch, and was later renamed New York by the conquering British. Residents from the other 4 boroughs refer to Manhattan as The City.
|Hours of Operation||Monday - Friday: 9 am.- 5 pm.|
|Type Of Cases||Criminal cases: mostly minor felony and misdemeanor cases that impact quality of life in neighborhoods.|
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